Guys, get ready because we're about to give you a new reason to drink rosé all day: An $8 bottle of the pink stuff was just named one of the best in the world.
The miracle wine — from Aldi, which, if you have one in your town, you know is a magical place — was chosen at the International Wine Challenge, also called "The Oscars of Wine." In other words, it's our kind of awards ceremony.
After weeks of blind taste-testing, the Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016 from the discount German grocery chain that's spread throughout Europe and, more recently, the U.S., was given top honors. We're fans of Aldi's new Manhattan and Brooklyn outposts in large part because of their vast in-store collection of affordable vinos.
According to Aldi's site, it's a wine that's perfect for the season, featuring "delicate yet intense flavors of summer fruits, with a subtle quartzy spice" and a great match for lighter fare like grilled fish and salads.
If the price tag makes you a little wary, rest assured: it was judged by a panel of experts against thousands of entries, beating out rosés three times the price. Plus, Aldi took home 17 other medals, a testament to the quality of budget-friendly bottles.
So next time you're ready to crack open a bottle, you might consider finding an Aldi near you. It won't be a pour decision (sorry, we had to).